Cuppa and cake cash will help po­lio fight

Ayrshire Post - - Making A Difference - Abi Sm­i­lie

Kind Ro­tary mem­bers held a cof­fee morn­ing in aid of mak­ing po­lio his­tory.

Al­loway Ro­tary Club wel­comed res­i­dents to their Cro­cus Cof­fee Cel­e­bra­tion on Satur­day, March 3, rais­ing funds and aware­ness of their end- po­lionow cam­paign.

Club mem­bers an­tic­i­pated the bloom­ing of thou­sands of pur­ple cro­cuses which were planted back in 2016 next to Mur­doch’s Loan near Al­loway Church and the Burns Mu­seum.

This was part of a na­tion­wide ef­fort to brighten up lo­cal ar­eas and specif­i­cally to draw at­ten­tion to the highly suc­cess­ful Pur­ple 4 Po­lio cam­paign to erad­i­cate po­lio from the world.

The plant­ing was car­ried out with the help of South Ayr­shire Coun­cil’s parks and recre­ation de­part­ment and the colour rep­re­sents the pur­ple dye used to mark the fin­ger of a child who has been im­mu­nised.

Mem­bers and friends joined to­gether at Al­loway Church Hall and donated £ 2.50 for a cuppa and re­fresh­ments with all pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards the Pur­ple 4 Po­lio cam­paign.

The to­tal amount raised was kindly tripled by the Gates Foun­da­tion, bring­ing funds to a whop­ping £ 1143.

Sweet treats Pres­i­dent Es­ther Gor­don, front cen­tre, with some of her fel­low Ro­tar­i­ans 030318ro­tary_ 01

Catch­ing up From font left Christina Lin­gen, Nancy MacKen­zie and Nancy Jack­son wtih back left Craig Wil­son and Harry Jack­son 030318ro­tary_ 03

All smiles ( from L- R) April Harper, Enid Gray and Mar­garet Gray 030318ro­tary_ 02

Helpers From left Peter Christy, Davies Brock, Joy Rivett, Bill Camp­bell, Alis­tair Mor­ri­son and Hi­lary 030318ro­tary_ 06

Sup­port From left Lynne McHarg, Nan Mackie, Elma Steven­son, Mary Cly­des­dale and Liz Camp­bell 030318ro­tary_ 05

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